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Doing Comparative Politics

Timothy C Lim

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ISBN 10: 8130904268 / ISBN 13: 9788130904269
Published by Viva Books Private Limited, 2007
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Systematic, coherent, and user friendly, this decidedly nontraditional introduction to comparative politics is designed to teach students how to think comparatively and theoretically about the world they live in. The core of the book is organized around a set of critical questions?why are poor countries poor? why is East Asia rich? what makes a democracy? what makes a terrorist? what makes a social movement??each the topic of a full chapter. These issue chapters are based on the solid methodological and theoretical foundation laid out in the first part of the book. Graphics and definition boxes enhance the text. Doing Comparative Politics will stimulate your students to critically engage with both the content and the methods of the field. Contents: THE BASICS ? Doing Comparative Politics ? Comparing to Learn, Learning to Compare: An Introduction to Comparative Methods ? Thinking Theoretically in Comparative Politics: An Introduction ? THE QUESTIONS ? Why Are Poor Countries Poor? Explaining Economic Underdevelopment ? Why is East Asia Rich? Explaining Capitalist Development in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan ? What Makes a Democracy? Explaining Democratic Transition and the Breakdown of Authoritarian Rule ? What Makes a Terrorist? Explaining Political Violence ? What Makes a Social Movement: Understanding the Rise and Success of Social Movements ? THE FUTURE OF COMPARATIVE POLITICS ? Globalization and the Study of Comparative Politics ? Glossary ? Selected Bibliography ? Index. Printed Pages: 352. Bookseller Inventory # 5579

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Title: Doing Comparative Politics

Publisher: Viva Books Private Limited

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First edition.

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